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Craster, Northumberland, Visitor & Tourism Guide

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Nearby National Park: Northumberland
AONB: Northumberland Coast
Select Towns & Villages: Alnwick, Rothbury, Craster, Holy Island
World Heritage Site: Hadrian's Wall

Coastal Location
Craster is one of a number of beautiful villages and towns within the Northumberland Coast AONB. Its close proximity to Dunstanburgh Castle marks it out as a special place to visit and essential visiting if you're exploring the North East England region.

There's a large car park on the outskirts of the village. Having explored its harbour and immediate coastline, we'd recommend heading north to discover Northumberland's largest castle. The views are magnificent.

The Local Area
This area of the UK is known for its stunning coastline and impressive castles. In the local area, we'd recommend walking Alnmouth Beach and Bamburgh Beach and Dunes. For castles, visit Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Warkworth Castle and Bamburgh Castle. The views around the latter are extraordinary.

Further Afield
If time permits, we'd urge you to explore the wider area. Northumberland is a much under-visited part of England but is home to some remarkable destinations and attractions.

Walkers should head into Northumberland National Park. The Simonside Hills are great. For something bigger, take a yomp into the Cheviot Hills. We'd also suggest you combine walking and history by exploring some of the sites on Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site. Head for the area around Vindolanda and Chesterholm Museum and Steel Rigg and Crag Lough.

Cragside House and Gardens are superb and no trip to this part of the UK is complete without a visit to Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle.

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Top 10 Things To Do
Selected from the best Things To Do in Craster we've listed our top 10.

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Craster Harbour, Northumberland

Located in Craster, Northumberland, North East England, England

Less than a mile away.

Located on the coast of Northumberland within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fishing village. Views and path to Dunstanburgh Castle. Spectacular cliff walks...

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Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland

Located in Craster, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 1.3 miles away.

Dunstanburgh is Northumberland's largest castle. Within the Northumberland Coast AONB, to the east of Northumberland National Park, Dunstanburgh Castle has a stunning setting. We've located the castle on Google maps so z...

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Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum

Located in Howick, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 1.6 miles away.

Home to the Prime Minister Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, after whom the famous Earl Grey Tea is named. Howick Hall was built in 1782 on the site of a tower house which had stood for hundreds of years before. Howick Hall Garden...

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Sportsman Hotel, Alnwick
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Approximately 2.3 miles away.

Total Rooms: 10; Rates: 85 - 160 Per Night

Overlooking Embletona s beautiful beach, the spectacular ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle and the impressive 18-hole golf course to the front of the hotel, the Sportsman boasts a superb restaurant...

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Periwinkle Cottage
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Approximately 2.4 miles away.

Rates: 248 - 491 Per Week

In the lovely village of Embleton and just a short walk from a superb sandy beach (pictured) this attractive stone built cottage forms part of a converted coach house set on a courtyard beside a hotel. Two pubs serving f...

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The Masons Arms, Alnwick
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Approximately 2.8 miles away.

Total Rooms: 11; Rates: 45 - 85 Per Night

A former coaching inn built about 200 years ago, the Masons Arms is 5 miles from Alnwick, and serves substantial home-cooked meals prepared with the very best local produce...

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